The Czech Military’s 53rd Reconnaissance and Digital Warfare Regiment has unveiled a prototype of a brand new cellular digital warfare (EW) system STARKOM (STAvebnicovy Rusic KOMunikacni, Modular Communication Jammer). The system was developed and manufactured state-owned VVU Brno army analysis institute by in solely three years. The software program (SW) and key {hardware} parts associated to EW supplied by specialised Czech jamming programs producer URC Methods, supported by programs engineering firm JISR Institute. STAR COM is the modular tactical jamming system enabling the disruption, neutralization and deception of the enemy communication in VHF, UHF, SHF bands together with GSM bands of cellular networks. It may be built-in in a fancy Digital Warfare system (EWIS) or it may possibly work autonomously with its personal ESM subsystem (SYMON).

STARKOM is a modular tactical jammer mounted on a Tatra Power T-815-7T3RC1 8×8 chassis with an prolonged wheelbase designed to jam aerial and land targets on the operational-tactical stage. It has the flexibility to counter together with fashionable frequency-agile programs corresponding to frequency-hopping ones. It jams enemy analog and digital voice and knowledge communications within the very-high-frequency/ultra-high frequency/super-high frequency (VHF/UHF/SHF) bands, together with World System for Cell communication (GSM) bands of cellular networks. The system isn’t solely used for highly effective jamming throughout the tactical waveband for digital countermeasures however may also be used for digital help measures as a radio reconnaissance, direction-finding, and surveillance sensor that may conduct an in depth evaluation of enemy radio alerts.


Czech Military STARKOM Cell Digital Warfare System


  • Reactive jamming, together with quick hopping alerts
  • Fast digital assault
  • Sensible jamming algorithms
  • Radio Reconnaissance and Surveillance sensor (ESM) capabilities
  • Cell platform offers excessive likelihood of survival on the battlefield
  • Freq. vary: 30 MHz – 6 GHz
  • Modulation sign sorts: AM, FM, CW, FSK and PSK
  • Scanning velocity 107 GHz/s

Consortium of JISR Institute and URC Methods offered and demonstrated the communication jamming system STAR COM (in cooperation with Czech Armed Forces), STAR jammer answer for UAV programs (in cooperation with LIAZ) and the JUPITER operations and communications centre (in cooperation with SEFOR Options and police representatives from Prague) in Lipnik nad Becvou. JISR Institute in cooperation with URC Methods offered and demonstrated integration and sharing of ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) and EW (Digital Warfare) knowledge and knowledge based mostly on NATO requirements CESMO and CSD. The jammer’s digital protecting measures functionality facilitates jamming of radio-controlled improvised explosive units (RCIEDs) triggered from numerous sources, overlaying all frequency spectrums of, for instance, industrial radios, radio-controlled fashions, cellphones, WiFi, and unmanned aerial autos (UAVs).